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Re: Some questions.....

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Sunday, February 3, 2002, 20:07
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> Note that I've been taught to say "that's where I want to go" without "to" at > the end. What's the need to add a preposition when the meaning is clear without > it? :))
:-) Depends on dialect. Some dialects require prepositions in contexts where the answer would require a preposition (if the answer is a full sentence). To the question "Where do you want to go?", the answer would be "I want to go to X", the preposition cannot be dropped in the answer. Same with things like "Where do you live at?" I personally don't use those constructions, I'd say "Where do you want to go?" or "That's where I want to go", but there is a logic to the use of prepositions. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42